The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 69 67
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.03% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +26.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 291 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.68% 33.03% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 167 113
Median daily rate £450 £390 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing MCSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSD in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in Reading